Museum Matinees: Jail, No Bail

Feb 14, 2018

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

On January 31, 1961, black students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC walked into McCrory's, sat at the lunch counter, and ordered hamburgers and soft drinks. They were denied service and asked to leave. After refusing to leave, the students were arrested for trespassing and processed. This 30 minute program pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 'Friendship Nine' sit-in protest that inspired the Jail, No Bail Movement, a strategy which turned the tables on the establishment and reinvigorated the National Civil Rights Movement.